Being far from a lush
tropical island, the idea of relaxation is something we all dream of
every once in awhile. Can you imagine a tropical oasis right into
Despite all the craziness in your everyday routine, at the end of the
day, you get to go home and be lost in the moment in your tropical
Stop daydreaming and start
re-designing your bedroom! In fact, a tropical bedroom design is
perfect for the hot and humid climate in the Philippines, and will
even turn your warm days to cool and breezy ones. Redesign your
bedroom and give it a tropical island-inspired look.
1. Brightening up the
space in your tropical bedroom
An important component of
any tropical bedroom is the essence of airy, open spaces. Natural
lighting contributes the most to this aspect. Use large windows to your advantage by
hanging white or translucent curtains to let as much light in as
possible. Light will not only give the space a more natural feel, but
will also make the room appear larger. Sheer draperies are ideal for
letting light into a room. Venetian blinds also give you control over
the amount of light allowed into the room.
Moreover, a dark ceiling
and dark walls can make a room feel cramped and tiny; whereas a white
painted room will brighten and open your space. The illusion of high
ceilings will help your room feel more like a tropical destination.
Also, include only the
most necessary furniture to avoid a room with a cluttered appearance.
With fewer pieces of furniture, you will have more space to move
around. For best results, choose simple furniture with smooth lines
and light coloring.
2. The perfect tropical
canopy bed for your bedroom
A canopy bed has the
ability to dramatically change the décor and the ambiance of the
entire bedroom. In some cases, a canopy bed can be used to offer the
room a tropical and exotic look. Use it in combination with other
suggestive elements for the desired result.
Try hanging a net-like
canopy over your bed. This will give the room a more tropical feel,
as many tropical rooms and resorts use canopies both as mosquito
netting and as protection from the hot sun. Canopies also allow for a
romantic and playful atmosphere.
fabrics for your bedroom
The type of fabric used in
the décor of a room can also dictate the style and the overall
appearance. A few great choices when you’re trying to create a
tropical look include burlap, silk and satin.
fabrics are great choices for a
tropical-inspired bedroom too. Light fabrics, such as linen and
cotton, can brighten a room. Find a fabric with a hibiscus flower
pattern to make the environment even more tropical. Use tropical
patterns to cover throw pillows and lamp shades. Blankets with floral
patterns would also make a cozy addition to your personal paradise.
4. Tropical palette to
add color to your bedroom
Another important aspect
is the color palette. A few inspired choices include shades of
turquoise, yellow, orange but also brown. These can be combined in
numerous different ways and can be used in combination with a variety
of other colors.
colors and whites reflect natural light better than darker colors.
Try to find furnishings in cool colors, such as blues and greens for
your bedspreads and sheets. Cool colors are soothing, so they will
reflect the relaxed environment of the tropics.
Dark colors can serve as accents, but
refrain from painting an entire wall in a dark shade.
A high ceiling and a
simple, fresh but organic color palette can offer you the desired
result. For example, try a white and brown combination. Also, use a wallpaper with printed tropical designs as
an accent wall or a main backdrop for your room. That will surely
bring the island feel to your bedroom.
5. Subtle, natural
bedroom décor with a hint of the tropics
Sometimes simplicity is
the key to a successful décor; if the bedroom is small, use that to
your advantage and create a cozy ambiance by using simple colors such
as white or pale blue. Mix it up with a few more vibrant tones just
to draw attention to a few particular features. Using simple
accessories is key. For example, you can highlight a certain style
through your choice of accent
pillows, framed wall art, ceiling
fan, curtains or shelf decorations, but don’t exaggerate. A few
subtle hints should be enough.
a natural feel of the tropics, opt to accessorize with bamboo and
seashells. Border your ceilings with pieces of bamboo, and lay a
couple of bamboo throw rugs on the floor. Use bamboo to accent
lights, wardrobes, and chairs for an added tropical effect. Place
seashells on dresser surfaces and on your bedside table. When you go
to the beach, find shells that catch your eye and display them in
your room to bring the seashore home. This way, people will instantly
think of paradise upon seeing your space.
tropical plants, place them in flower pots, and scatter them
throughout your room. Not only do plants provoke thoughts of
paradise, but they will also help your health. Plants ease breathing
and increase the humidity in the room, which can help fend off colds,
sore throats, and dry skin.
6. Make use of your
tropical bedroom view
Of course, the views make
up most of the décor in some cases. So if your bedroom is
overlooking the ocean, for example, just keep the interior décor
simple and let the views do the work for you.
You can enhance those
extraordinary views with a few other strategically placed elements
such as a mirror, an indoor tropical plant or a comfortable chaise
lounge out on the patio if this is possible. Even if the views aren’t
necessarily extraordinary, you can still make the most of them. One
nice example can be a bedroom that opens onto the pool
or a garden
pond. It may not be the ocean but
the water features come close to the desired view.